Thursday, March 15, 2012
After The Prom
The Prom Project was my favorite experience of last year. In fact, it was one of the best times of my entire life. I learned so much preparing for the event and then experiencing it. Apparently, that learning isn't over.
I just learned something new -- the cost of dry cleaning a prom dress! Categorized as an "evening gown", there's an entirely different price for these items. A shockingly high one.
It was my plan from the outset to donate the two dresses after my photoshoot. I was a little disappointed last year when I discovered that the local charity I want to give the dresses to stops accepting donations after prom season and doesn't start accepting them again until March of this year. Presumably they don't want to store them over the Winter. Okay, so I calendared my donations for this month.
So, it cost me $70 to give away dresses for free.
Of course, I don't regret that. The idea of two young girls, who can't afford a prom dress, getting to wear these beauties warms my heart. They are very pretty dresses (size 14) that were worn only once for a few hours of photography.
Did you know how expensive it is to dry clean an "evening gown"?